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Slow Internet Upload Speed From a Mac

Posted on 2006-07-03
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I have a G4 and a G5 in my T1 equipped office, both running 10.3.9

Each is capable of download speeds around 1100 kbps, on websites, or FTP downloads,
BUT upload speeds are excruciatingly slow at 22 kbps.

+ Transfers to and from local windows file server (via SMB) seem to be fine.
+ PCs on the same network have no problem uploading at speeds comparable to the download speeds.
+ an OS 9 machin on the same network has no problem uploading at speeds comparable to the download speeds.

I have switched my ethernet cable with those machines, and experience the same slowness.

Would be happy to provide additional inforamation to resolve this issue...
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Question by:forcedexposure
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How do you upload the file?
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by:forcedexposure
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FTP via transmit, or Fugu.  but uploads via HTTP also seem to be effected.
i got the metrics mentioned above from the speakeasy.net/speedtest app.
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slyong earned 500 total points
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Hi,

Fisrt is a question:
Where do you upload to?  Local network or over the Internet?

I am not sure of the problem.  However, I would suggest taking some steps.

1) measure the speed.  Upload a 2MB file from a PC as well as the G4/G5 and clock the time manually
2) Transmit is a ftp client while Fugu is ssh/scp/sftp client.  If possible use the terminal scp and ftp command to measure the speed

Just some reasonings:

> + Transfers to and from local windows file server (via SMB) seem to be fine.
this seems to suggest that there is nothing wrong with the hardware at the local area network as well as the OS network level.

So we try to eliminate the software level doubts.  If it is not software, then you should look at the router / firewall (if you are uploading to a different subnet, internet, etc).

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i used scp through terminal to a remote machine,
and a 2 meg file took over eleven minutes to upload.

PCs or OS 9 machines on the same network do this
in about 12 seconds.

the out put from the line command upload had
this information when complete.

100% 2252KB   3.3KB/s   11:11

also, as the upload was happening, it would also display
a "stalled" message.
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